Anchorage, Alaska
111 W 16th Ave, #203
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 561-1430

3 Tips for a Successful Oral Surgery Experience June 9, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
3 Tips for a Successful Oral Surgery Experience, Anchorage, Alaska

Whether you need a root canal to preserve a damaged tooth or dental implants to restore your smile, you might be nervous about undergoing oral surgery. The team at Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska, LLC in Anchorage want you to help you prepare, so you feel more confident about your procedure. Following these three tips before and after your surgery will ensure a successful recovery.

Be Honest About Your Medical History

You might be tempted to leave portions of your intake form blank or downplay a medical condition, but omitting information from your medical history can lead to complications during your upcoming oral surgery. When you fill out forms and discuss the procedure with your doctor, be open and honest about past medical troubles, especially those related to your oral health, medication, and ongoing illnesses.

Plan for Some Downtime

oral surgery Anchorage AKInstead of getting back to your normal routine following oral surgery, plan to take at least 24 hours off to recover. In addition to giving you time to rest and care for your wounds, staying home makes it easier to practice the prescribed aftercare steps and access the foods your oral surgeon recommends.

Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

Before your surgery, listen carefully to your doctor’s orders and write down their advice if you aren’t given a sheet of post-operative directions. Follow your doctor’s orders to the letter, including reporting back for follow-up care and taking medications. If you have questions about what you should and shouldn’t do during your recovery, contact your dental office for further instruction.

If you need oral surgery to correct or treat a dental issue, contact Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska, LLC. This Anchorage-based practice specializes in complex procedures, including wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery, dental implants, and bone grafting. To schedule a consultation, send them a message online or call (907) 561-1430.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska, LLC
Oral Surgery Basics: What to Expect After a Dental Bridge Procedure, Anchorage, Alaska
When several consecutive teeth are missing or need to be extracted, an dental implant-supported bridge is just the solution you need to restore your beautiful, healthy smile. These more
Anchorage Oral Surgeons Explain Bone Augmentation & Nerve Repositioning , Anchorage, Alaska
If you need dental implants but don't have enough healthy jawbone to support the posts, your oral surgeon might recommend bone augmentation and nerve repositioning. While more
How Dental X-Rays Help Oral Surgeons, Anchorage, Alaska
During dental exams, your care provider spends most of the appointment looking at your teeth and gums. They use dental X-rays to create images of parts of the mouth and jaw that more
Anchorage Oral Surgeons Explain How Laughing Gas Works , Anchorage, Alaska
Many people put off dental work because they worry that the procedure will hurt. Oral surgeons use laughing gas to counteract this anxiety and provide more comfortable treatments. more
Will You Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implant Surgery?, Anchorage, Alaska
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a great way to restore your beautiful smile. Due to the way implants are placed into the jawbone, a bone graft may be more